Sunday, September 1, 2019
What is the Livestock Auction?
The auction is a result of a project taken on by local 4H and FFA members. Is is the culmination of an excellent learning experience for our youth which includes: animal selection and purchase, raising the animal, feed, animal maintenance, record keeping, grooming, and finally showing.
All animals have been judged and graded during the species shows leading up to the day of the sale. Your generous support recognizes the members’ efforts and will help ensure the success and continuation of their project.
How do I Bid?
Interested buyers register at the “Buyer Registration” table to obtain a buyer number and auction book. The auction book lists the animals to grade and placing for the sale order. Bids for large livestock (beef & swine) are made in dollars/cents per pound. Small livestock (lambs & goats), rabbits are sold by dollars per lot.
When you purchase an animal a runner will bring you a sales slip for your signature. At that time you will select disposition. (Butcher or live pick up) All purchases will be paid at the end of the auction. Payments may be made with cash, check, or credit card. (There is a 3% transaction fee for credit cards.)
Add~ons are also encouraged. An add~on is a specific dollar amount donated to an exhibitor. Simplify fill out the add~on slip and return it with your payment to the buyer table at any time during the sale.
If you need help bidding just ask auction staff!
Note: With the recent outbreak of VND, the committee has elected to not include any type of fowl in the fair events this year. There will be a stuffed chicken showmanship class provided to those that would like to participate.
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